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Hot News

Have you been TILTed?

TILT is The Information Literacy Tutorial adapted for Clark College students by Reference Librarians Joan Carey, Roxanne Dimyan and Kitty Mackey. Using web-based TILT, students work through interactive lessons from which they can learn the basics of information literacy: how to select, find, evaluate and use information. TILT is available from the library's home page ( under Library Class Links. Or, go directly to TILT.

P.S. During Spring 2003, we are assessing TILT outcomes. If you'd like to volunteer a class to take a brief pre- and post-quiz, please contact Kitty Mackey for more information.

Reserves and Video Booking Update

hummingbordThere's a lot of news for faculty who place items on reserve or book videos, so we've attached all the details in a one-page pdf document, suitable for pinning to your bulletin board: Reserves and Video Booking Update. Here are some highlights:

Krista Reichard is the go-to person for all questions about reserves and video booking.

Culture Studies

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When the librarians noticed more and more students requesting information about other cultures, part-time Librarian Betty Stout set out to find the best books available to meet their needs. Following are some of the books the library purchased.

Located in the reference collection, CultureGrams World Edition, 2003, provides 4-page country overviews that include brief information about a country as well as customs and courtesies, lifestyle and society. If you've been looking for a good tool to use to introduce students to the reference collection, this set is a nice choice. Find CultureGrams at Ref GT 150 .C85 2003.

culture and customsProving to be very popular with students are books in the series called Culture Shock!: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette. Books in this series are intended for people (business people in particular) who plan to live in another country, and they're written by people who have studied about and lived in the area. Chapters include communicating, socializing, eating and drinking, daily necessities, settling in, and entertainment and culture. Appendixes include Cultural Quiz, a list of "Dos and Don'ts," and, of course, a resource guide. To find out if the library has a specific country, use the keyword search in the online catalog and enter: culture shock [country]

More scholarly in scope than the Culture Shock! series, books in the Culture and Customs series set out to "explore the world of common people, their sorrow and joy, their pattern of thinking, and their way of life." The more extensive depth of coverage will meet the needs of higher-level students, who also can locate additional sources in the extensive bibliographies. To see the list of countries available (just a few at this point), use the title search in the online catalog and enter: culture and customs.

Rights and Responsibilities of Husband and Wife

"The husband is the head of the house. He chooses the domicile, the permanent location for the household. The wife and family must reside at the place chosen by him unless it is unreasonable and is detrimental to their health and family."

Got your attention, didn't we? The above passage is from Handbook of Everyday Law, 4th ed. copyright 1981 -- just one of many goods reasons for the the library's current "weeding" project. Librarians will contact departments for input; faculty who wish to be involved can also contact their liaison, as listed below:

Business & Technology
Business Betty Stout
Business TechnologyBetty Stout
Computer TechnologyPam Smith
Culinary ArtsJoan Carey
Mechanical TechnologyJoan Carey
Electronics & Industrial TechnologyKitty Mackey
English, Mathematics & Basic Education
Basic EducationJoan Carey
EnglishPam Smith
MathematicsJoan Carey
Science & Health Sciences
Dental HygieneLeonoor Ingraham-Swets
NursingLeonoor Ingraham-Swets
Health OccupationsLeonoor Ingraham-Swets
Health & Physical EducationJoan Carey
Life SciencesBetty Stout
Physical SciencesPam Smith
Social Sciences & Humanities
Behavorial Sci: Chem. DependenceKitty Mackey
Behavorial Sci: Criminal JusticeKitty Mackey
Behavorial Sci: Human DevelopmentJoan Carey
Behavorial Sci: PsychologyRoxanne Dimyan
Behavorial Sci: SociologyRoxanne Dimyan
Services for Children & FamiliesJoan Carey
EducationJoan Carey
Fine Arts: ArtLeonoor Ingraham-Swets
Fine Arts: TheaterRoxanne Dimyan
Fine Arts: MusicRoxanne Dimyan
Language ArtsLeonoor Ingraham-Swets
Social Sciences: AnthropologyRoxanne Dimyan
Social Sciences: Forensic ScienceRoxanne Dimyan
Social Sciences: GeographyKitty Mackey
Social Sciences: HistoryKitty Mackey
Social Sciences: Political ScienceJoan Carey
Social Sciences: Women's StudiesKitty Mackey

Spring Break Hours

hummingbird1Cannell Library will close for the quarter break at 4:30 Friday, March 21, and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 31. During Spring break, faculty and staff have access to the library by ringing the back door buzzer or calling ahead to x2329, x2255 or x2257. To meet with a particular person, check first with Susan Harvey, x2329, to make sure the person is available.

Have a Wonderful Spring Break!

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